Pick of the Day (Postponed Edition): Kathleen Edwards

Update: Just got word that this hotly anticipated, sold out show at the Exchange Thursday night has been postponed. “No voice, no show” is the tweet that’s making the rounds, which suggests that Edwards has come down with some sort of illness that prevents her from performing. Word from the good people at the Regina Folk Festival is that the show is going to be rescheduled for early October. You can either hang onto your tickets and use them then, or contact the Globe Theatre box office (525-6400) for a refund.

Thursday night, the Regina Folk Festival is presenting Kathleen Edwards (pictured) at the Exchange. For most of her career, Edwards has laboured in the shadows of another Canadian female singer-songwriter: Sarah Harmer. But with her latest album Voyageur, which was produced by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, she seems poised to start casting a few shadows of her own.

Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Opening for Edwards is Vancouver’s  Hannah Georgas. Tickets were $20 adv., $25 door, and could have been obtained by calling 525-6400. But as J-Bro reported the other day, the show is sold out.

To close, here’s video of Edwards performing her debut single off Voyageur “Change the Sheets” in mid January on the David Letterman show. And yes, that’s Georgas doing back-up vocals.

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4 thoughts on “Pick of the Day (Postponed Edition): Kathleen Edwards”

  1. You might want to take this down as the concert was canceled. Kathleen is having voice trouble. :(

  2. Here’s a statement by Kathleen released by her publicist:

    After weeks of suffering from symptoms of vocal strain and burnout, I’ve decided to postpone shows and rest my voice. A very fun but gruelling few months of concerts, press and promotion has given me little time to rest, and it has finally caught up with me. After a second round of doctors visits and steroids to help stave off the symptoms of fatigue, I realize the only option now is to go home to allow my throat to heal.

  3. Maybe a larger venue can be found for the new show and to accommodate the larger shadow?

  4. Looks like Saskatoon show at the Broadway Theatre this Friday, April 13 is postponed too.

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